I'm from the old fashioned school of 'Tried and Tested=Stamp of Approval', meaning if I own and wear something from a certain designer/shop, then I'm likely to buy again. Funny that isn't it?
Anyhow, my Tristan Blair wedges have gotten some proper wear (they traipsed at least five miles all over Paris doing resees appointments...) and so instantly I'm seeing highly wearable opportunities in the new AW09 collection here (meaning our SS09 with Blair being Aussie and all...) which will hit Joy Electric/Hysteric in March-April 2009. It's a collection that teeters and tip toes around the lines of sexy, tacky and practical.... a combination that says to me that they'll get heavy duty wear unlike more extreme designers who I admire aesthetics but dare not wear often for fear of ankle breakage. There are certain things that also jump out at me. The marabou around the ankles - what's that all about and why the heck is it working for me? The combination of grey and coral pink - need to replicate this in attire to match the wonderful shoes. The wedge boots - since passing up the Pierre Hardy versions a few seasons ago could these be the new options to consider? Good thing I have until April to ponder these important issues.